The experience of Hurricane Irene in 2011 has offered a lens to better understand the vulnerabilities of our communities and provide insights into how to plan for future natural disasters. One key element of resilience is increasing our capacity to bounce back after crises. During this panel discussion, hear about how Irene impacted Rutland County, including Green Mountain College, and what is happening to better prepare for future events. Bring your questions and comments! Presenters include: Ryan Ihrke, director of sustainability, Green Mountain College; Elysa Smigielski, planner, Rutland Regional Planning Commission; Hillary Solomon, district manager, Poultney Mettowee Natural Resources Conservation District; Jacob Park (facilitator), professor of strategy, innovation, and entrepreneurship, Green Mountain College. This event is sponsored by Green Mountain College’s Community Engaged Learning Program and Sustainability Office. Tuesday, Sept. 27, 4-5:30 p.m. Terrace Hall 121.
/ / / Five Years Vermont Strong: A Post-Irene Community Resiliency Panel Discussion